In 1980 the idea of recognizing the tremendous contributions of junior Angus association advisors was conceived, and during the National Junior Angus Show of the following year, the Advisor of the Year Award was introduced.
Although there are many advisors who are deserving of recognition, the purpose of this annual award is to highlight the work of one outstanding advisor and extend a special token of appreciation to that person or couple.
Any junior Angus association may nominate an advisor for the award by sending a letter of nomination (which briefly describes the contributions of the nominee, and photographs of the nominee) to the Events and Education Department of the American Angus Association. The letter should include 1) an introduction, 2) a description of the nominee's involvement in various levels of Angus activities, 3) a description of the nominee's involvement in civic, church, and other activities, and 4) brief closing comments.
Nominations for the Advisor of the Year are accepted through March 1 of each year.